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Questions regarding photography using film.

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Big white circle on scanned negative

I just developed a roll of film and I'm noticing big white circles. They seem to appear in different places, from one picture to another. All I can think of is wrong temperature of development (21C ...
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Can I use a higher ASA / ISO with a point and shoot film camera which says it only goes to 400?

If I have a film camera (point and shoot) that only goes to ASA 400 can I still shoot with film that is higher ASA like Porta 800 or 1600? I’m trying to shoot at night? Mostly looking for dark tones ...
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Why are my Portra 400 pictures darker than Portra 160? Shouldn't higher ISO result in brighter pictures?

I'm trying to gain a better understanding of taking pictures in film. I usually shoot in Portra 400 and I love how contrasty the pictures are, but iI can't help but notice that when I shoot with ...
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Trying to determine potential causes for boxy (digital?) artifacts

I'm looking at lots of photographs taken in either the late 1990's or early 2000's of book pages printed in the 1700's. In those photographs, I occasionally see the kind of boxy artifacts pictured ...
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Yashica T4/Superia X-Tra 400 vs Contax T2/Portra 400

I recently sold a Yashica T4 and purchased a Contax T2. I just finished a roll of Portra 400 and the results weren't what I had expected. Something about the photos (especially the colors) seem really ...
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Replacement lens-board ring name and sourcing

I've been having a hard time buying a good large format lens from eBay. I'm on my third order and the lens looks great, but it's missing the small ring that tightens the lens to the lens board. I'd ...
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How to keep sheet negatives clean in storage?

I currently store my 4x5 negatives in archival sheets with 4x5 pockets, like this one: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/43007-REG/Print_File_PF454B100_Archival_Storage_Page_for.html I store ...
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Very long exposure with Ilford film

I typically do 5 or 6 minute long exposure with digital. With film, technical specs usually go up to 2 minutes. Is the formula available for computing longer exposure?
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Film digitizing adapters for medium format [closed]

I know there exists digitizing adapters for 35mm format. However, I have not found any for medium format (6x6). Does anyone know if they exist?
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Can I use new “designed-for-digital” Leica lenses with a Leica film body?

I'm planning on buying a Leica film body. However, newer lenses are much easier to find. Presumably, newer lenses have been designed for digital bodies. I read that the new Leica lenses for M mount ...
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Why are there multiple white spots on photos taken with a Praktica IV camera?

I usually shoot 120 film, but wanted to try out 35mm. So I found a Praktica IV camera in my house and shot a roll of Ilford HP5. Almost all images from the roll have multiple white spots. Some even ...
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Film workflow with lightroom

I do both digital and film photography. Scanning film negatives does not produce great results in terms of quality, and I think a print from negative is far superior. What I like about Lightroom ...
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Is 2 1/4 x 3 1/4sheet film still availiable, or will I have to purchase 4x5 and cut it down?

I'm thinking of purchasing a Baby Speed Graphics Press Camera, it's smaller than the Speed Graphics and takes 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 film. I have a 4x5 camera but it's a big monorail camera that weighs a lot, ...
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Why does my film camera not use entire roll of film?

I have a point and shoot olympus mju zoom 105. It had been working perfectly fine with the first few rolls of film but recently whenever I have put a new lot of film in it automatically rewinds the ...
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Why are my photographs on Kodak Portra 400 coming out hazy and gray? Am I getting the exposure wrong?

I'm pretty new to film photography and photography in general. I've been taking my cameras (Canon A-1 or Pentax ME super, portra 400 film) with me to most places and trying to gain as much experience ...
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With the same camera settings, will a photo always be exposed correctly across different cameras?

I want to do a photo shoot using film, but due to not being able to see the shots I've taken I would first like to take a digital photo, then recreate it using film. If I used the same focal length, ...
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Removing the curl from 35mm negative

I've been scanning a number of negatives using an Epson v350 scanner, which has an automated feeder built in. The feeder is pretty basic, but on the whole works reasonably well with most brands of ...
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Is negative's contrast change by the developement process different from software contrast adjustment of the negative's scan?

Let's assume that I have an exposed frame with the contrast range not fully covered (and let's assume that I just want the scan). I have two options: develop it normally, scan and then work on this ...
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Is there a cheap alternative to Hypo fixer?

Help! I am a photo teacher. It is near the end of the year and we just ran out of Hypo with no budget for buying more. Some black and white projects are still due. Is there a cheap alternative that we ...
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How do I color correct a scan of a transparency with false colors?

I traveled to the company that took this image originally. It came from a small 2" transparency. There are a handful of them, all of which have green and pink hues. I am hoping to fix the colors. ...
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What is causing a white stripe on top of some slides taken with my film camera?

I am using slide film in a Canon EOS 1V and I recently discovered that some of my pictures turn out to have a white stripe on top of the frame, e.g. in these ones: What I find weird is that only ...
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Does black and white film have any advantage over black and white effects in digital?

I understand that digital sensors use an RGGB layout for pixels, where 50% of the pixels are green, 25% blue, and 25% red. This means that any particular pixel is sensitive to only one particular ...
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What is causing these lines of blotchy white spots in photos from my Instax 100?

I recently started using my uncle's Instax 100. I bought new film and took some pictures with it. However, all of them had this weird lines in them. I wonder what that could be? I'm not familiar with ...
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A12 back not locking into Hasselblad 500 body

I just unloaded a roll of 120mm film and all of the sudden the magazine is not locking onto the body. It appears that the two holes are not left completely open for the body to enter into them. ...
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Adapter for Zeiss 80mm planar (with Hassalblad 500)

I'd like to do IR photography as well as long exposure with my Hassie. I just both the Lee filter adapter and the Hoya 72mm IR. However, they do not fit the Zeiss lens. Do I need a different thread?
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How do I avoid losing images when my camera won't rewind the exposed film?

My Minolta camera's battery died on my last picture. I replaced it but it won't automatically rewind. The counter is on zero and won't let me take any pictures either. How do I retrieve my exposed ...
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How to test if my film was exposed or not [duplicate]

So yesterday, after assuming I'd finished my roll, which I'd been shooting over a few months because I don't shoot film that often, I went to wind my film back into the canister. I did everything ...
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Viewfinder and focal length in film medium format

I just got a Hasselblad 500cm. I'm used to the rangefinder system where framelines indicate the frame corresponding to a certain focal length. In my Hasselblad there is no such a thing. So I'm ...
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What differences should be expected between SFX200 and Rollei IR 400?

This question got me thinking. My IR experience is limited to SFX200 so... If I'm using an IR filter, all wavelengths below 720nm will be cut. SFX200 is sensitive to 740nm, while Rollei IR is ...
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What's causing this orange light leak, vertical band, from an Olympus OM-1? [duplicate]

My Olympus OM-1 typically doesn't have problems, but these two shots seems to show some kind of light leaks. What I gathered with light leaks is that orange ones are probably from behind the film. ...
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Film Photography for beginner [closed]

I am very interested in Film Photography and would like to start very soon. I’ve been researching on cameras and developing but I am still quite confused. The camera I was recommended to begin with ...
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Workflow for processing medium format film into digital form

I'm considering to try a medium format photography. Coming totally from DSLR background, the workflow step I'm used to is: take digital image save the image (JPG/PNG, whatever) into the disk. I ...
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Can the Nikon L35AF use 36 exposure film?

I've been using 24 exposure rolls of Fujifilm 400 speed film. I haven't really been satisfied with the quality after getting them developed at Walgreens. So, I was planning on upgrading to Fujifilm ...
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How does shutter work on Canon EOS 5 film camera? Will long exposure drain the battery?

I've read somewhere that mirror is held up by some electromagnetic mechanism, and hence will drain the battery quickly when using long exposure. Is that true? It was also suggested to press shutter ...
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My developer went dark quickly — what went wrong?

My developer went dark in a few days, without using it... I recently change my storing pots. Is it the air or the darkness where I failed?
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Do you need film photography experience to be a part-time professional photographer?

I want to become a semi-professional/part time photographer eventually, and wanted to know if it is important to have experience in film based photography. Will potential clients/job pass over someone ...
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Film processing problem – clear film

I processed a roll of Kodak Portra 800 today, using Tetenal C-41 chemistry. When I opened the Paterson tank after rinsing, the film was entirely clear – no frame numbers, no maker’s mark and worst of ...
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Help, Green fog on my photos?

I've just started using film cameras, so sorry for any terminology errors. I picked up an Olympus OM-1 from a flea market and it works great, but every now and then my pictures come out looking like ...
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Bleaching Polaroids to scan them

I bleached the back of Polaroid that comes from Fuji FP-100C and scanned them. But the colors are coming out wrong and different from the original photo that got developed automatically. Is the color ...
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Is there an optical filter that reduces the film's contrast?

As far as I know, the change of the exposure moves the negative' density curve left or right only (moves the objects to the different zones), and to shrink or enlarge overall contrast, one has to ...
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If I push film can I keep all other settings such as aperture and shutter speed the same or do I have to change them as well in some way?

If I push 160iso film by 2 stops, and shoot a scene at 1/500 @ f16 as if I would have shot it with 400iso film at 1/500 @ f16, will I get a similar exposure by pushing the 160iso film? Basically, if ...
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Super 8 Sound film in non-Sound Camera [closed]

I just opened an expired Kodachrome 40 Sound, unaware that it was a sound-Film and the larger Cartridge won't fit. Is it possible to put the Film in an empty Super 8 Cartridge, so I can film on it ...
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What camera should I buy as a first year animation student? [closed]

I am a first year animation student and my question isn’t very specific but I just need some advice on buying a camera as I want to make the right decision. First of all, I’m a beginner in ...
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Film Rewinded at 26 exposures, but film is 36 exposure

I’m new to film, and I am using a Pentax ZX-M. I was shooting some portraits on Kodak UltraMax 36 Exposure film and the film rewinded at 26 instead of 36. Anyone have an idea why my camera did this?
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20 Year Old Negative Colouration

I'm undertaking a family photo digitisation project. I've got a lot of Kodak Gold negatives from the mid 90s. I've noted that these negatives tend to have a yellow cast to them, particularly ones ...
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Why did my developed photos come back blue outdoors (and fine indoors)?

Just bought an Olympus 35RC on the cheap. To try it out I bought a Kodak Ultra Max 400 (24 exposures), fired them off and sent them to be developed. The photos I got back were... well... blue? The ...
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What to check when buying used and old film bodies? [duplicate]

I saw an ad on a local site for a Minolta XD11, seemingly body only. The listing claims manual exposure works but battery operation has not been tested. The price is dirt cheap. What do I check for, ...
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Does crop factor affect light meter readings?

I was reading about crop factors that for example a Polaroid land camera on f/3.2 lens is something around f/1.4 equivalent in 35mm film including the crop factor. ( Until now I was under impression ...
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What process should I use for developing old (Ferrania?) CR50?

I have some old film cans which are marked as 'exposed' and 'CR50'. From what I can tell, this is most likely to be Ferrania CR50, but that's an assumption. I've done a fair bit of B&W ...
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Why image does not fill all area in Polaroid film backs

Here is what I am using: Camera: Mamiya 645AF Film: Fuji FP-100C Polaroids Polaroid Back: 645AF Polaroid Land Pack Film Holder HP402 And the image below is how they turn out. See the image is so ...